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Community Foundation for Brevard Funds Florida Tech Medical Research

Florida Tech researchers received nearly $80,000 under the Medical Research Grant to Find Cause and/or Cure for Alzheimer’s, Cancer, and Other Pervasive Diseases initiative.

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NSF Funds Florida Tech-led Initiative for STEM Scholarships

Grant Earmarked for Students Transferring from Community, State Colleges  MELBOURNE, FLA. — A Florida Institute of Technology proposal to use scholarships to boost the number of students studying the critical Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics discipline of engineering has received a National Science Foundation grant worth more than $610,000 over the next five years. Led by principal investigator Ashok Pandit,…

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Glicksman Appointed Dean of Florida Tech College of Engineering

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Noted materials scientist and metallurgist Martin E. Glicksman was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology. He held the position on an interim basis since January. Dean Glicksman also serves as the Allen S. Henry Chair and University Professor of Engineering. “After an extensive search, we were pleased to find that the…

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Two Incoming Freshmen Earn Presidential Scholarships at Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, FLA.—William Nyffenegger of Rockledge, Fla., and Victoria Cowdrick of Riverview, Fla., have received the prestigious Presidential Scholarship at Florida Institute of Technology and will begin as freshmen in fall 2013. A combination of scholarships and grants, the Presidential Scholarship is equal to the annual cost of full tuition. Nyffenegger, who will major in applied mathematics at Florida Tech, is…

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Farmer Scholar Andrew Hernandez Earns Chemical Engineering Award

MELBOURNE, FLA.—At Florida Institute of Technology’s recent Honors Convocation, Andrew Hernandez earned the 2013 Donald R. Mason Award. It is presented annually to the outstanding senior in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Hernandez, the first Phillip W. Farmer Scholar, holds a 3.80 GPA and graduated May 4. He is a 2009 graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla. In…

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Outstanding Florida Tech Junior and Outstanding Senior Named at Honors Convocation

MELBOURNE, FLA—At Florida Institute of Technology’s recent Honors Convocation, Tiffany Farrar of Melbourne, Fla., was named Outstanding Senior and Sydney Nicole Smead of Palm Bay, Fla.,was named Outstanding Junior for the 2012-2013 academic year. They were chosen by a faculty committee from among those earning Outstanding Junior and Outstanding Senior designations within each academic area. Farrar, a forensic psychology major,…

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Florida Tech’s First Farmer Scholar Reflects on Four Years

Hernandez focused on May 4 commencement, fresh challenges MELBOURNE, FLA.—Andrew Hernandez is turning the page. The 21-year-old is ending an important chapter in his educational journey, having been named Florida Institute of Technology’s inaugural Phillip W. Farmer Scholar as a 2009 freshman. The Chemical Engineering major from Tampa will graduate with his bachelor’s degree at Florida Tech’s May 4 commencement…

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Florida Tech Junior Wins NSF-funded Program Poster Award

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Ryan McLay, a Florida Institute of Technology junior majoring in chemical engineering, won first place in the Research Poster Competition of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program held at the University of South Carolina, recently. The national program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. McLay’s biofuel research project involved implementing advanced quantum-chemical computational methods to investigate the…

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Farmer Scholar Earns First Place in Student Research Competition with Implantable Biogenerator

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Andrew Hernandez, a Florida Institute of Technology senior in chemical engineering, won first place in the EngineeringSection of the Student Research Competition of the Sustainable Energy Alternatives and Advanced Materials REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the REU program competition was held at the University of South Florida this past summer. Hernandez’s research…

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Florida Tech Student Janelle Branch Earns Chemical Engineering Award

MELBOURNE, FLA.—At Florida Institute of Technology’s recent Honors Convocation, Janelle Branch earned the 2012 Donald R. Mason Award. It is presented annually to the outstanding senior in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Branch, who holds a near-perfect grade point average, will graduate May 5. She is a 2008 graduate of Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kan. Branch has played…

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